Finance and Technology Director

City of Ventura, CA - Ventura, CA

  • Ventura’s new City Manager is building a new executive management team focused on organizational excellence, positive progress, respect for the past, and outstanding community service. 
  • The Finance and Technology Director will be a leader in taking the City to the next level by modeling and encouraging innovation, engagement, and inclusion.
  • The Director will provide strategic vision and tactical oversight for the operations and activities of the Finance and Technology Department which includes Treasury, Budget, Accounting, Payroll, Purchasing, and Information Technology.
  • The Director will refresh the budget development process, improve the internal budget management processes, and implement City Council, City Manager, and community priorities.
  • The Director will administer Measure O, the City of Ventura's 25-year, 1/2 cent transaction and use tax passed by voters on November 8, 2016, to improve public infrastructure and protect the health and safety of Ventura residents.
  • The Director will lead the City’s exploration into developing a high-quality broadband infrastructure throughout the city to advance access to the digital economy. This initiative would improve economic competitiveness, attract new businesses, and support existing businesses, students, educators, first responders, government, and unserved/underserved areas of the community.
  • The Director will create and execute the City’s first IT Strategic Plan and roll out the City’s new ERP system.
  • The Director will inspire department staff, collaborate with partners throughout the organization, and exemplify excellence.

The City of Ventura is one of the country’s most livable communities — with miles of golden beaches; friendly people; a beautiful downtown district; a thriving business community; a variety of arts, culture and entertainment options; award-winning schools; and an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Ventura is a full-service City with a Fiscal Year 2018-19 combined budget of $306,486,703 ($231,223,039 operating, $75,263,664 capital). The General Fund budget is $118,505,382. Nearly 640 staff members focus on delivering key services to businesses, residents and visitors to ensure Ventura remains a fiscally stable, economically vibrant, safe, clean and desirable community.

The Director plans, directs, manages all aspects of the City’s finance and technology portfolio. He/She acts as City Treasurer and provides highly responsible and complex professional financial and administrative assistance to the City Manager, City Council, operating departments and various boards and commissions. The Director will staff the Financial Advisory Board and Measure O Committee and serve as a member of the executive management team and, thereby playing a key role in city-wide decisions. This position is designated as "at will," serving at the pleasure of the City Manager, and subject to discharge without cause and the right of appeal.

Candidates must have a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, accounting, finance, information technology or a related field, and five years of increasingly responsible experience managing the governmental financial and information technology operations of a municipal agency, including three years of responsible experience in a supervisory and management role. A Master's degree and/or certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is highly desirable.

Resume review begins February 22, 2019. Apply on-line at Applicants are requested to hold March 20, 21 and 22, 2019 for possible interviews. Confirmations will be provided the week of March 11, 2019. For questions and inquiries, please contact: Cindy Krebs or Sherrill Uyeda at (562) 901-0769. Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Salary Range: $146,752 - $196,649 year, DOQ, with a 2.25% increase on 7/6/19. Compensation also includes an attractive benefits package.

Posted On: Thursday, January 24, 2019

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